Fo­rum brings peo­ple power to En­niskerry

Bray People - - News Focus -

THE NEWLY con­sti­tuted En­niskerry Fo­rum met with the Bray Elec­toral Area Com­mit­tee of Wick­low County Coun­cil last week.

The meet­ing chaired by Coun­cil­lor John Ryan raised three main is­sues: to en­sure the pro­tec­tion of the vil­lage fea­tures; for En­niskerry to re­ceive spe­cial sta­tus for tourism and her­itage and for the main­te­nance and pro­tec­tion of its nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment.

The Fo­rum rep­re­sents the views of 16 com­mu­nity groups in­clud­ing En­niskerry GAA, Ten­nis and Soc­cer Clubs, En­niskerry Traders and Tidy Towns, Knocksink Woods, and res­i­dents as­so­ci­a­tions from Ea­gle Val­ley, En­niskerry Demesne, Church Hill, Glen­view, Mill­field, Monastery, and Kil­gar­ron and En­niskerry Traf­fic Action Group and Joint Parishes Com­mit­tee.

‘Con­sul­ta­tion is the key and with the es­tab­lish­ment of the En­niskerry Fo­rum I hope that this will keep the peo­ple of En­niskerry a part of the de­ci­sion mak­ing process for their vil- lage. The fo­rum will give the peo­ple of the vil­lage one voice and hope­fully as a united front they will see changes for the bet­ter,’ com­mented Cllr Ryan

Ac­cord­ing to Fo­rum mem­bers Kieran Con­lon, Jackie Cronin and Pat Nolan, lack of com­mu­ni­ca­tion from Wick­low County Coun­cil has caused many prob­lems that could have been avoided, but rather than com­plain they have de­cided to take pos­i­tive action.

At the meet­ing the Fo­rum also called for traf­fic calm­ing mea­sures to be im­ple­mented in con­sul­ta­tion with the com­mu­nity.

In re­gard to the re­cent works car­ried out in the vil­lage they ap­pealed to En­gi­neer Eoin Hes­lin to re­in­state the gran­ite stonework that was re­moved and to cre­ate a list of pro­tected struc­tures such as the clock tower and the forge, and en­sure they are well main­tained.

The En­gi­neer agreed to meet with the Fo­rum com­mit­tee, walk the vil­lage and agree a plan of action.

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